Water Quality Division

Current Events

Meeting Date Topic Time & Location
July 25, 2014 Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) Meeting
9:00 AM
Room UU415
University of Wyoming at Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, Wyoming

Public Notices or Public Comment Opportunities

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The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on behalf of Ryan Ranches, Inc. for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit #27, for discharge of dredged or fill material along the North Platte River for purposes of streambank stabilization/rehabilitation, south of Saratoga, Wyoming. The North Platte River from the confluence with Sage Creek upstream to the Colorado/Wyoming state line is designated Class 1. Point source discharges to Class 1 waters are prohibited except for storm water and construction related discharges. This certification will require meeting the provisions in Chapter 1, Section 7(b) of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allows these discharges under certain circumstances.

Proposed activities within a 1,400-foot reach of the North Platte River include re-distribution of bed material to create two riffles, one pool and associated bankfull benches reinforced with toe-wood to stabilize stream banks.  Three rock vanes would also be installed to further promote stream bank stability. Woody riparian vegetation would be planted in the project area to provide additional stability for the rock vanes and toe-wood.  Approximately 1,100 cubic yards (CY) of rock would be required for the rock vanes.  No loss of existing wetlands is expected. It is anticipated that approximately 5.4 acres of additional wetland would be established in the project area.

Requests for information about the proposed water quality certification should be directed to Eric Hargett by email (eric.hargett@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6701). Comments must be addressed to Eric Hargett, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on July 23, 2014 to be considered.  Phone or email comments will not be accepted.

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The Wyoming Water and Waste Advisory Board (WWAB) will meet on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Room UU415, University of Wyoming at Casper College, 125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming. The public is invited to attend. Opportunity to comment on proposed rules presented to the WWAB for its consideration will be provided. Water Quality Division will present proposed revisions to Water Quality Rules and Regulations Chapter 2, Chapter 2, Permit Regulations for Discharges to Wyoming Surface Waters, Chapter 6, Salinity Standards, Criteria for the Colorado River Basin, Chapter 25, Small Wastewater Systems, Chapter 15, Standards for the Use or Surface Disposal of Biosolids, Chapter 11, Design And Construction Standards for Sewerage Systems, Treatment Works, Disposal Systems or Other Facilities Capable of Causing or Contributing to Pollution and Mobile Home Park and Campground Sewerage and Public Water Supply Distribution Systems and Chapter 21, Standards for the Reuse of Treated Wastewater. Additional information is located at: http://deq.state.wy.us/shwd/gwg/pages/WWAB.asp

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The Nonpoint Source Program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for projects to be awarded under Sections 319 and 205(j) of the Clean Water Act.  Essential information on deadlines, program requirements, how to take advantage of the pre-submittal review process, proposal guidelines, downloadable copies of required forms, and contact information are available on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Nonpoint Source Program Grants Website: http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/watershed/nps/Grants/Grants.htm.    Additional information can also be obtained by contacting Jennifer Zygmunt, Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Coordinator at (307) 777-6080 or jennifer.zygmunt@wyo.gov .  Please click here for a full copy of the public notice.

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Water Quality Division General Permit Authorizations

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WYPDES PROPOSED  Discharge Permit Public Notices

Applications and Draft Permits associated with the Public Notice will be posted within five (5) business days of Public Notice Publication.

January 17, 2014

Comment due date February 18, 2014
February 14, 2014

Comment due date
March 17, 2014
February 25, 2014

Comment due date March 26, 2014
March 17, 2014

Comment due date
 April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014

Comment due date
 May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

Comment due date
June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

Comment due date
July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014

Comment due date
August 18, 2014
       
       
       
       
     

 

Past Public notices may be viewed on the
Public Notice Archive Page

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UIC (Underground Injection Control) Injection Well Permits

Linc Energy, Inc. Public Hearing Information

Response to Public Comments            Submittal to US EPA (Includes Comments Received)

UIC Intent to terminate UIC Permits

Patriot Energy Resources LLC(Patriot) operates two active facilities (listed below), permitted by the Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program under UIC permit numbers10-498 (Mod 2) and 11-207. These facilities inject wastewater & other constituents into subsurface formations through authorization under individual permits issued by the UIC program. These permits & authorizations require periodic groundwater & injectate monitoring for the various constituents, &  periodic reporting of the results to the UIC Program. The permits also require periodic testing to ensure the injection wells maintain mechanical integrity, and reporting of these results to the UIC Program. This notice informs the public of the WDEQ's intent to terminate the permits listed below for Patriot's failure to meet the monitoring & reporting conditions in their permits & the DEQ's intent to require reclamation

Notice of Intent to Terminate Permits

"UIC FINAL PERMIT" # 13-485 Prairie Wind Elementary School's Septic System (Class V Injection Well)

Response to Comments-13-485   

Final Permit--13-485

Draft Permit # 09-670 Dyno Nobel Inc. is proposing to renew their existing permit for authorization to inject into four injection wells, three of which already exist and a fourth which was previously permitted but has not yet been built. The injection wells will continue the disposal of wastes generated during the manufacture of nitrogen-based fertilizers (ammonium nitrate, urea, and anhydrous ammonia), carbon dioxide, and dry ice, and a second waste stream consisting of surface and groundwater remediation wastes. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes at a total maximum injection rate of 42,857 barrels per day for all wells into the Hygiene Sandstone member of the Pierre Shale Formation. Groundwater within the injection formations is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because of the following criteria: the groundwater in the receiving aquifer contains contaminates from previous authorized injections from DW # 1, DW # 2, and DW # 3, and naturally contains oil and gas. This groundwater cannot be reasonably expected to provide sources of drinking water at this location. Further, the groundwater in the receiving aquifer is situated at such depths and locations that recovery and treatment for drinking water purposes is technologically and economically impractical. The permit applicant is Mr. Douglas E. Chandler, 83056 Otto Road, Cheyenne, WY 82003. DW # 1 is located in the SW1/4,NW1/4, Section 16; DW # 2 is located in the NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 17, DW # 3 is located in the NW 1/4,SE1/4, Section 17, and DW # 4 is proposed for location in the NW1/4,SE1/4 Section 17, Township 13 North, Range 67 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Laramie County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until July 10th, 2014.

Public Notice       Draft Permit Supplemental Info

 

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                                              Last Update:  July 1, 2014